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New 2012 Porsche 911 cabrio (project 991)

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2012 Porsche 911 (991) cabriolet spy shotsPorsche is now less than a year away from launching its next-generation Porsche 911 and as can be seen by these latest spy shots, prototypes for the car appear to be almost complete. Earlier this year we brought you spy shots of the latest prototype for the 911 Carrera hard-top, and today we have new shots of the 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet.

We first started seeing test-mules for the new Porsche 911 back in 2008 and soon after that Porsche’s chief of research and development, Wolfgang Dürheimer, revealed some details of what to expect for the new car.

Speaking of the new car, Dürheimer said, “‘it will be even more competent, even sexier, even more unique. The design can of course only be evolutionary, but beneath the skin, almost anything is possible”. The 2012 Porsche 911, known internally as ‘project 991’, will feature a few radical departures from the 911’s long-running classical styling.

The changes are out of necessity more than anything, but they will be noticeable. First, pedestrian protection rules in Europe will require a change to the nose section of the car, likely meaning a larger and more collapsible bumper section. The rear of the car will also be changed, but for aerodynamic improvement.

Clear differences between the new model and the current 997 are the more upright headlights, a slightly longer body, and the side mirrors are now positioned at the side of the doors and not at the window.

Other new features for the car will include extensive use of lightweight carbon fiber materials and active aerodynamics–surfaces that react to what the car is doing, and how fast it’s doing it. Expect adjustable front and rear spoilers, dynamically opening and closing air intakes and an automatic rear wing.

As for powertrains, reports coming out of Germany claim power in the base Carrera will stand at 345 horsepower from a 3.4-liter boxer engine, downsized 200 ccs from the current engine. Step up to the Carrera S, however, and you’re expected to get a bigger 3.8-liter engine and 395 horsepower.

We still have a long wait to get the final word, however, as the 2012 Porsche 911 isn’t due until September’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto.

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New 2012 Porsche 911 (project 991) spy shots

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2012 Porsche 911 (991) Spy ShotsPorsche is soon to launch its next-generation Porsche 911 and as can be seen by these latest spy shots, prototypes for the car appear to be almost complete. Shown in the least camouflage and from the closest distance yet, the new Porsche 911 looks to be just as its predecessors have been: a variation on the classic theme, with some modern tweaks. But just as the continuity of looks in previous cars have masked major mechanical changes, so to will the next-gen Porsche 911.
We first started seeing test-mules for the 2012 Porsche 911 back in 2008 and soon after Porsche’s former chief of research and development, Wolfgang Dürheimer, revealed some details of what to expect for the new car.
Speaking of the new car, Dürheimer said, “‘it will be even more competent, even sexier, even more unique. The design can of course only be evolutionary, but beneath the skin, almost anything is possible”. The 2012 Porsche 911, known internally as ‘project 991’, will feature a few radical departures from the 911’s long-running classical styling.
The changes are out of necessity more than anything, but they will be noticeable. First, pedestrian protection rules in Europe will require a change to the nose section of the car, likely meaning a larger and more collapsible bumper section. The rear of the car will also be changed, but for aerodynamic improvement.
Clear differences between the new model and the current 997 are the more upright headlights, a slightly longer body, and the side mirrors are now positioned at the side of the doors and not at the window.

Other new features for the car will include extensive use of lightweight carbon fiber materials and active aerodynamics–surfaces that react to what the car is doing, and how fast it’s doing it. Expect adjustable front and rear spoilers, dynamically opening and closing air intakes and an automatic rear wing.

As for powertrains, reports coming out of Germany claim power in the base Carrera will stand at 345 horsepower from a 3.4-liter boxer engine, downsized 200 ccs from the current engine. Step up to the Carrera S, however, and you’re expected to get a bigger 3.8-liter engine and 395 horsepower.

We still have a long wait to get the final word, however, as the 2012 Porsche 911 isn’t due until September’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.

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New Porsche Boxster Spy Shots

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2013 Porsche Boxster Spy ShotsWith the arrival of the new Boxster S Black Edition in showrooms this year, Porsche’s entry-level convertible range is now complete and due to be replaced by a brand new model in the coming 12 months. These latest spy shots reveal a nearly complete prototype, which surprisingly was spotted at BMW’s test facility in Munich.
Development of the next-generation 2012 Porsche Boxster is well underway as the images and video of the prototype demonstrate. However, a rumor alleging that Porsche insiders are talking about a lightweight, turbocharged four-cylinder platform for the next-gen Boxster recently began making the rounds.

As you probably expect, in terms of design, the future 2012 Porsche Boxster will be pretty much similar to the current version, with only various changes. The 2012 Porsche Boxster will get LED rear lights, a re-designed boot lid and probably a new rear bumper. The central exhaust will also be carried on to the future 2012 Porsche Boxster

The thought coincides with possible rumors of a revived 914 that could be co-branded by both VW and Porsche, which means the new Boxster could certainly be fitted with a highly charged four-banger. If that’s the case, we’re sure Porsche will still offer a six-cylinder option for upper range models.

Such a design premise might offer more room to launch a smaller engine in the next-generation 911 also aimed at improving emissions ratings. In fact, reports out of Germany suggest that Porsche will be going with a ‘downsized’ 3.4-liter flat-six for the base 911 Carrera.

After all, even the current six-cylinder Boxster and Cayman, the most efficient in Porsche’s line, emit about 222 g/km of CO2–about 100 g/km more than the projected 2015 limits.

Whatever Porsche has in store for the new car, we’ll have to wait until its expected arrival late this year or early next to find out.

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2012 Porsche Boxster Spy Shots